1978 Boler Restoration Restarted - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-15-2020, 08:04 AM   #1
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1978 Boler Restoration Restarted

My Wife and I have been looking to find a small FG trailer in the Pacific NW but either they sold before we could get to them or they were expensive and needed major work. Then we found a 1978 Boler that is a diamond in the rough. Slavomir and his wife started a complete restoration on this trailer but were unable to finish. So we feel blessed to get a project with a very solid base to build our trailer. Basically we have an trailer with a new frame, axle, floor and a whole lot of parts. I will have lots of questions as we put this Boler back on the road.

If you want to see The excellent work Slavomir has done on this Boler check out his Post at:

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...ild-55747.html
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Old 08-16-2020, 12:58 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Door opening Question.

First of many questions.
There are two square channels one on either side of the door to shape the side of the trailer. Seeing these were removed before I got the trailer I am wondering how to reattach them. I have figured out the position by matching the old mounting holes. I assume they were attached with rivets but is there reinforcement between the fiberglass and the rivet? To me it seams like there should be at least a washer if not a band of aluminium between the rivet head (or screw head) and the fiberglass. Am I over thinking this and should just put in new rivets against the fiberglass? All the old holes in the fiberglass have been re-fiber glassed so new holes will be clean and tight.
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Old 08-16-2020, 04:04 PM   #3
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I suspect you will get much better restoration results if turn the trailer upside up...
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:32 PM   #4
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I suspect you will get much better restoration results if turn the trailer upside up...
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Old 08-27-2020, 08:51 PM   #5
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Wet Sand done almost ready to paint

Finished the wet sand today. Once I finish the door it will be ready to paint. Anyone have suggestions on, either a place near Seattle or a product and method I could use to paint the Boler?
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Old 08-28-2020, 06:47 AM   #6
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roll or roll and tip

A common diy method is to roll and tip or just roll a marine topside paint. There are numerous one part and two part marine topside paints available for this method: Interlux Brightside, Interlux Perfection, TotalBoat WetEdge, Pettit EasyPoxy, RustOleum Marine, ...

From personal experience I can say that the Interlux Brightside produces great results with careful preparation and application.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:03 AM   #7
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A common diy method is to roll and tip or just roll a marine topside paint. There are numerous one part and two part marine topside paints available for this method: Interlux Brightside, Interlux Perfection, TotalBoat WetEdge, Pettit EasyPoxy, RustOleum Marine, ...

From personal experience I can say that the Interlux Brightside produces great results with careful preparation and application.
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Old 08-29-2020, 07:11 AM   #8
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Through Hull Fittings?

Any recommendations on a water tight way to run the Propane, TV electrical and Battery wires through the hull. It looks like they were just run through the front wall of the trailer but there must be some sort of fitting to keep it water tight. The PO removed everything and filled the holes so I don't even know what was there before. If you have a method that has worked well information and pictures would be appreciated.
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Old 08-29-2020, 12:02 PM   #9
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Iíd try and find some size rubber grommets that fill the hole ( use butyl) and a tight fit around the wire or propane line
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:38 PM   #10
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Dinning table size

I am getting ready to build the dinning area benches and table but having trouble determining the width of the table. Can someone measure the table in their Boler and let me know the width and length?
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:17 PM   #11
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Check this out at Amazon.com
ISPINNER 32pcs Nylon Cable Gland Waterproof IP68 Adjustable 3-18mm, NPT 3/4, NPT 1/2, PG13.5, PG11, PG9, PG7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083HQ8K29..._4xyzFbNZYR1W8
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:30 PM   #12
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Check this out at Amazon.com
ISPINNER 32pcs Nylon Cable Gland Waterproof IP68 Adjustable 3-18mm, NPT 3/4, NPT 1/2, PG13.5, PG11, PG9, PG7 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083HQ8K29..._4xyzFbNZYR1W8
Thanks I will look into these.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:16 PM   #13
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Perhaps you can find someone in your vicinity that has a Boler. Ask if you can take pictures and have a writing book to record all sorts of measurements.
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